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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XXIX
Chapter 403
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F.S. 403.8615
403.8615 Determination of capability and capacity development.
(1) The department shall require all new community water systems and new nontransient, noncommunity water systems seeking to commence operations after October 1, 1999, to demonstrate the technical, managerial, and financial capabilities to comply with national primary drinking water regulations as required by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, as amended. The department shall establish by rule, consistent with any federal guidance on capacity development, the criteria for determining technical, managerial, and financial capabilities. At a minimum, such water systems must:
(a) Employ or contract for the services of a certified operator, unless the department has waived this requirement pursuant to s. 403.854(5).
(b) Demonstrate the capabilities to conduct required monitoring and reporting programs and maintain appropriate records of such monitoring.
(c) Demonstrate financial soundness through the posting of a bond, creation of a reserve, documentation of an unreserved revenue source, or other appropriate means established by department rule.
(2) If the department determines that such a water system cannot demonstrate technical, managerial, or financial capability, a permit may not be issued for that system pursuant to s. 403.861(7) until the water system has been determined to have the required capabilities.
History.s. 4, ch. 97-236.